Basic Site Details

Name: 250 Houses
Town, district or village: Glengarnock
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: In August 1918 a memorandum was officially issued for the guidance of local authorities proposing to formulate schemes for housing the working classes following a declaration of peace.

Various standard house type plans had already been prepared by the Scottish Office of Works to meet a variety of requirements on economic lines, some of which had been constructed, as at Glengarnock, Ayrshire. The Building News contained a report as follows:

The land is practically level throughout, and this fact has allowed the buildings to be set out on regular and formal lines. The houses are built in pairs or groups of six dwellings, with an average density of thirteen houses per gross acre. Plan (Type A) illustrates a group of four houses, and shows what is described as probably the most economical arrangement of plan. Passages are reduced to a minimum, and there is an absence of waste space. The end houses have two bedrooms on the upper floor, and the intermediate houses three bedrooms. The bathroom is a separate apartment entered from the scullery. This arrangement has the effect of reducing to a minimum the length of piping required for the hot-water supply from the range in the living-room, but the arrangement otherwise is open to objection on the ground of convenience. No provision Has been shown on the plan for direct access to the back gardens of the intermediate house. This may be considered necessary, and may be provided by means of pends through houses or by access paths. This type of plan is not suitable for use on north frontages. The elevations are treated simply, with brick base and rough cast walls. Houses of this type, with slight modifications in the details of the plans and elevations, have been erected at Glengarnock and Gourock, and at various sites in Lanarkshire.[Building News 17 September 1918 p184]

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Housing scheme  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11918 Build/construction 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 1H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practice 1918 Scottish Office of Works Edinburgh


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Local Government Board for Scotland 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News17 September 1918  p184